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Sacramento: Social Enterprises and Startups

Sacramento: Social Enterprises and Startups

By  Jacqueline Bain

Date  June 8, 2015

In  Featured,
Nonprofits,
Sacramento News,
Startups

Nonprofits and social enterprises in Sacramento are essential to the continued success of the local community, improving the lives of citizens and innovating ideas for a healthy and vibrant future.  Working within the social enterprise field allows for collaboration and …

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Startup Tips: How to Make an Effective Business Plan

Startup Tips: How to Make an Effective Business Plan

By  Jacqueline Bain

Date  March 13, 2015

In  Featured,
Social Good Marketing,
Startups

Wheel Media loves working with startups to shape strategy, build their brand and create websites.  Here’s a few tips we’ve shared with clients for creating a business plan:

When formulating an initial business plan for your new venture, there are

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The Kickstarter Handbook: Crowdfunding Tips and Strategies

The Kickstarter Handbook: Crowdfunding Tips and Strategies

“Crowdfunding” is the process of raising money by via small contributions from individuals, as opposed to a more traditional funding process like you’d see in the venture capital world. To give a quick example, imagine you have an idea for …

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5 Gems of Entrepreneurial Wisdom that Every Startup Should Know

5 Gems of Entrepreneurial Wisdom that Every Startup Should Know

By  Michael Rolph

Date  January 24, 2014

In  Featured,
Inspiration,
Startups,
Strategy & Planning,
Venture Capital

Creating a startup can feel daunting – and at times, it seems downright impossible. To better understand how entrepreneurs can best navigate the startup world, we turned to the experts. Below, enjoy 5 gems of wisdom from the biggest success …

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5 Blog Components That Your Nonprofit Needs to Know About

5 Blog Components That Your Nonprofit Needs to Know About

By  Michael Rolph

Date  January 8, 2014

In  Featured,
Nonprofits,
Social Good Marketing,
Startups,
Strategy & Planning

Nonprofits, it’s time to dust off that “create a blog” to-do that’s been sitting at the bottom of your checklist.

According to a study conducted by the Content Marketing Institute, 65% of nonprofits are producing more content than they …

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Fostering the “Venture Capital Ecosystem”

Fostering the “Venture Capital Ecosystem”

By  Michael Rolph

Date  November 15, 2013

In  Startups,
Venture Capital

Are you familiar with the “venture capital ecosystem?”

If your answer is no, then don’t feel like you’re ten steps behind. The concept was recently introduced by Forbes contributor Victor Hwang, who believes that every startup should have access to …

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Mid-Week Mashup: Good Reads From Around the Web

Mid-Week Mashup: Good Reads From Around the Web

By  Michael Rolph

Date  November 6, 2013

In  Featured,
Fun,
SEO - Search Engine Optimization,
Social Media,
Startups,
Strategy & Planning

Happy Humpday, y’all! If you’re fighting the mid-week blues, then we have some links that should put a sparkle in your eye. Enjoy these great reads from around the web:

Entrepreneurship
Education fuels entrepreneurship. Let’s get learning. Oh, also, …

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Velocity Venture Capital Adds 10 Startups to Accelerator Program

Velocity Venture Capital Adds 10 Startups to Accelerator Program

By  Michael Rolph

Date  November 5, 2013

In  Sacramento News,
Startups,
Venture Capital

Velocity Venture Capital and the University of the Pacific joined forces earlier this fall to create the Business Accelerator Program. With an aim to help entrepreneurs grow in the greater Sacramento area, the program brings together startups to give them …

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Looking Back on National Women’s Small Business Month

Looking Back on National Women’s Small Business Month

By  Michael Rolph

Date  October 28, 2013

In  Featured,
Startups,
Strategy & Planning

As we round out the last few days of October, it’s time to take a look back on National Women’s Small Business Month.

According to American Express’s The 2013 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, over 8.6 women own businesses …

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SARTA Wins $25K Grant that Will Support Startup Growth

SARTA Wins $25K Grant that Will Support Startup Growth

By  Michael Rolph

Date  October 21, 2013

In  Sacramento News,
Startups

A big congratulations to the Sacramento Regional Technology Alliance (SARTA)! The coalition recently received a $25,000 grant from Pacific Gas and Electric Company.

SARTA will use the funding to support VentureStart, an initiative that joins mentors with …

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